The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Anambra State Chapter, has elected a crop of new executives to pilot the affairs of the association for the next three years.
The election, conducted recently at the Anambra State PSN Secretariat in Awka, saw Pharm. (Dr) Amarachukwu Loveth Nwaka emerge as the new chairman, with Pharm. Marymartha Akubueze, as vice-chairman.
Other members of the new executive committee are: Pharm. Florence Okolo, secretary; Pharm. Amaka Izuehie, assistant secretary; Pharm. Okonkwo Chinelo, publicity secretary; Pharm. Nkem Obiano, financial secretary; Pharm. Nonso Ndibe, treasurer; Pharm. (Mrs) Okoli Chisolu, internal auditor; Pharm. (Dr) Uchebo Obiageli, immediate past chairman; Pharm. (Mrs) Egbuonu Edith (DPS MOH), unofficial member; Pharm. (Dr) Joy Ichoku (DPS NAUTH), unofficial member; and Pharm. (Mrs) Gloria Nwosu (HOD COOUTH) unofficial member.
Speaking on behalf of the new executives, the chairman expressed their acceptance of the call to serve the association AHAPN, saying they were doing so with a deep sense of responsibility and humility.
While soliciting the maximum cooperation of all members of the association, Nwaka reminded them of the need to work with the national body of AHAPN to achieve their collective goal of elevating hospital pharmacy practice in Nigeria and enhancing of healthcare delivery.
She said this would be easily achieved by embracing innovative disruptions, not just to remain relevant in the scheme of things but also to reposition hospital and administrative pharmacy practice AHAPN.
“At this juncture, we wish to implore that we improve our attendance to AHAPN meetings and to remind us of the ten points to follow in order to move our practice to the next level as outlined by Prof. Erhun at the last AHAPN National conference. They are: Personal capacity building; clinical pharmacy practice; drug storage; drug procurement; rational use of drugs; hospital formulary and drug list; drug and therapeutics committee; drug information services; drug revolving fund; and research and documentation”, she said.
She also appreciated the immediate past executives of AHAPN for paving the way forward and moving the association ahead.
“I also commend the effort of every one of us. Without you, there would be no AHAPN in the state”, she stated.